Last week, my son’s bus driver called and said that they were changing morning pick up to 6:55. It was 7:34. I told her I thought that it would be too early for my son. I also told her we would try, and if it didn’t work, see what alternative actions we could take. Well, this morning came, and I forgot the bus was picking him up earlier. We ended up missing the bus.
I remembered at the last minute. I was rushing to get my son ready, and I heard my daughter say that his bus was here. I ran outside, and the bus had already left. Last year, his bus driver would stop and wait a couple minutes. Long enough for me to run outside and let her know we were on our way if I was running late getting my son outside. This new driver didn’t wait. She stopped, and then left. I just needed one more minute and I would have had my son outside.
I ended up taking my son to school. In order to do this, I had to leave my daughter home alone. I hated to do this. She is too young. I prayed that everything would be ok. That she would get herself ready and out to her bus in time. I also wasn’t happy that I wasn’t going to be there to watch her at her bus stop. She waits for the bus at a crazy intersection.
I told the person that got my son out of the truck about the change in the bus schedule. I asked her to have the principal call me. I think it’s ridiculous to expect a special needs child to get up so early, and to be on the bus for 45 minutes. I can’t be taking my son to school every morning. Not with another child that needs my attention in the mornings, too. Why is it that parents are always made to do what the school wants, without consideration for how it affects them or their children? It’s not right. It seems like they are always making accommodations for someone else’s child at my son’s expense. I hope we can get this worked out.